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Atlanta, GAMarietta Daily Journal

Bolton Road carries the name of a commissioner and an early city

William Brown’s murder in Buckhead by a man working on a nearby road has a curious footnote. In its obituary, the Atlanta Constitution described Brown as one of the best-known men in the county. “Uncle Billy,” as he was known, moved from Alabama to the banks of Nancy Creek in the early 1870s. He purchased 25 acres from C.A. Howell for $250 in 1874. The Browns were potters and used the creeks in the area to make their pots.
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Eloyd William Baldwin

With sadness, love and profound gratitude, the family of Eloyd William Baldwin, of Marietta, Ga., announces his passing after a full and remarkable life. Eloyd passed away from natural causes on June 10, 2021, at the age of 93. Eloyd was born in New Kensington, Pa., on March 19, 1928. After enlisting in the Navy in 1945, he was stationed […]
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Douglasville, GATimes Daily

Douglas Drayton Robbins

DOUGLASVILLE, GEORGIA — Douglas Drayton Robbins, age 78, of Douglasville passed away June 12, 2021. He was born in Sheffield, Alabama on April 5, 1943 to the late Stancil Robbins and the late Asalee Kidd Robbins. Doug attended Colbert County High School and the University of North Alabama. He served in the Old Guard in the Army and was awarded Distinguished Member of the Regiment by the Old Guard Association. He was a member of the American Legion Post 145, Sons of the American Legion, Riders of the American Legion, and the American Legion Honor Guard.
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Rosa Lee Smoke

Rosa Lee Smoke, age 97, a resident of Ellenwood, Georgia, and former resident of Fairhope, Alabama, passed away on Friday, June 4, 2021. Rosa was the widow of the late Reverend Emmett D. Smoke. Rosa is survived by her son, Rev. Andrew B. (Patricia) Smoke of Charlotte, NC, daughter Denisia (Tony) Hubbert of Ellenwood, GA; four grandchildren and eleven great-grandchildren.
Atlanta, GAGwinnett Daily Post

Jacob "Jake" Cardiello

Atlanta, GA Jacob "Jake" A. Cardiello, age 23, of Atlanta, GA passed away June 13, 2021. He was preceded in death by his paternal grandmother, Karen Cardiello. He is survived by his father, Joseph Cardiello, Lutz, FL; mother, Kerri and step-father, Bryan O'Kelley, Suwanee, GA; brother, Josh Cardiello, Suwanee, GA; step-sister, Ashley (Matt) Cash, Gainesville, GA; step-brother, Hunter O'Kelley, Monroe, GA; paternal grandpa, Joseph G. Cardiello, Houston, TX; maternal grandfather, Larry A. Ries, Dunedin, FL; maternal grandmother, Linda Ries, Dunedin, FL; step-grandparents, Kathy (Warren "Buddy") Atkins, Yalaha, FL; step-grandparents, Jan (Jerry) Evans Raleigh, NC; several aunts, uncles and cousins. Jacob was born May 31, 1998 in Dunedin, FL. He was a 2016 graduate of Buford High School and a 2019 graduate of University of Georgia with a Bachelors Degree in Finance. He was employed with Dematic as a Global Financial Analyst , Atlanta, GA and was previously employed with TK Elevator as a financial analyst for one and a half years. As a child Jake loved baseball and basketball. He then played football at Buford High School. He recently developed a passion for tennis. He was a member of the Theta Chi chapter of Delta Sigma Phi at UGA. Jake was a Christian and grew up attending North Point Community Church/Brownsbridge. A Celebration of Life Service will be held at 11:30 a.m., Saturday, June 19, 2021 at First Baptist Church, 4450 Hamilton Mill Road, Buford, GA with Pastor Stephen Fountain officiating. The family will receive friends from 4:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m., Friday, June 18, 2021 at the church. In lieu of flowers, donations can be made in Jacob's memory to the Extra Special People Foundation, an organization that was dear to his heart. See link below.

Bill Harrison, Buckhead Architect, Passes Away

When I recently learned of Bill Harrison’s passing it was a sober reminder that we all have a limited time on earth, even someone as full of energy and determination as Bill. Although Bill had renown, offices, and staff all around the country, he made his biggest impact in Buckhead where he was a prolific designer, developer and builder of countless homes throughout our community since the 1970’s. He literally reshaped pockets of Buckhead.
Morganton, GATheNewsObserver

Kimberly Wood

Mrs. Kimberly Ellen Wood, age 51, of Morganton, passed away Thursday, June 10, 2021, at her home. She was born August 21, 1969, in Cobb County. Kimberly was a member of the First Baptist Church of…
Barnesville, GAGriffin Daily News

Pastor Marcus (Slug) Frederick Fuller Sr.

Pastor Marcus (Slug) Frederick Fuller Sr., 49, of Barnesville, went to be with his Lord and Savior on Thursday, June 10, 2021. Pastor Fuller was born Dec. 22, 1971, at Upson County Hospital, to the proud parents of Pastor F.E. Fuller Jr. and First Lady Gloria Fuller. He was educated at Lamar County Comprehensive School where he graduated with the class of 1989. Marcus also graduated from The Atlanta Art Institute of Atlanta, Georgia.
Stone Mountain,

Johnson, Winston

We Respectfully announce the passing of Mr. Winston Jerome "Tootie" Johnson age 63 of Stone Mountain, Georgia formerly of Rome, Georgia on June 7, 2021 Funeral service for Mr. Winston Jerome Johnson will be held on Saturday June 19, 2021 1:00 pm at Gregory B. Levette & Sons Funeral Home, 4347 Flat Shoals Pkwy, Decatur, Ga 30034. Public viewing will be Friday June 18, 2021 from 12:00pm until 8:00pm and on Saturday June 19, 2021 until the hour of service.
Peachtree City, GAThe Citizen Online

Elaine Wilma Burdett, of Peachtree City, GA

Elaine Wilma Burdett, of Peachtree City, GA passed away on June 10, 2021 after a brief illness. She was born December 4, 1936 in Liberal, Kansas to Wilmer and Oletha Bryant. She was the older of two children. Elaine was active in the First Assembly of God Church her entire life. She enjoyed reading, gardening, playing Scrabble, and camping. She started her own upholstery company which she operated for 40 years.

Billy Truman Kowitz

Mr. Billy Truman Kowitz, 81, died Sunday, June 13, 2021, at his residence in Woodstock, surrounded by family. He was born June 14, 1939, to the late Fred and Pearl Kowitz. He was of the Baptist faith and a retired National Library Binder. He is preceded in death by brother,...

Chambers, Marie

Marie Dianne Lord Chambers, age 57, of Woodstock, GA passed away on Friday, June 11, 2021. Funeral services will be held on Friday, June 18, 2021 at 12 PM at Leaf Cremation in Acworth, GA with Rev. Billy Lord officiating. Burial will immediately follow at Rolling Hills Memory Gardens. Mrs. Chambers was a very dedicated wife, daughter, mother and grandmother. She is survived by her loving husband, James Hiram Chambers, Jr.; son, Dwight Chambers, step-daughter, Amanda Chambers; grandchildren, Dustyn, Makayla and Zoey; mother, Lillian Lord; brothers and sisters, Michael, Cindy and Carol. The family will receive friends one-hour prior to the service at Leaf Cremation.
Cobb County, GAMarietta Daily Journal

Owens, Rev. Phillip

Reverend Phillip Owens, 76, died June 14th after a lengthy illness with his wife, Judy, lovingly caring for him for several years and by his side at the end. Phil was born on September 21, 1944 in Atlanta, Georgia. Phil is survived by his loving wife of 35 years, Judy Boston Owens, his daughter Jennifer Kay Owens, (Chase), of Overland Park, Kansas (daughter of Anna Blackstock Hall), his sister, Kay Owens Fitchpatrick of St. Petersburg, Florida, grandchildren Julian and Jameson Peeples, and nieces and nephews. Preceded in death by his parents, Vera Ann Spinks Owens and Julian Anderson Owens, and his brother, Perry Joel Owens Phil graduated from Brown High School in Atlanta, Georgia in 1962 and received his B.B.A. degree from Georgia State University in 1966 and Southern Baptist Theological Seminary in Louisville, Kentucky where he graduated in 1971. While attending high school and college, Phil was an avid athlete. He loved playing baseball! He served his country in the U.S. Coast Guard - 6 months active, 6 years in U.S. Coast Guard Reserve. Phil's career consisted of Salvation Army from 1973 to 1979 as Chaplain and clinical coordinator; Wellstar Kennestone Hospital from 1979 to 2012 as Assistant Chaplain in patient care; and then in 1999 became the Director of Pastoral Care at the Wellstar Hospitals where he retired in 2012. He was a Counsellor at First Baptist Church in Powder Springs, Ga for approximately 20 years. While at Wellstar, Phil worked with Hospice care and with the volunteers at Wellstar, he held many seminars and retreats at his cabin on Allatoona Lake. He was an avid runner, always running in the Peachtree Road races for many years. He enjoyed teaching aerobics where he met his wife, Judy. He loved boating at Lake Allatoona. He started interfaith monthly meetings among Muslims, Baha'is, Sikhs and Protestants to share thoughts on religion in the community. Phil and his wife, Judy, were members of First Baptist Church of Marietta for many years and were in Gary Bonds Sunday School class. Phil was a community leader in Cobb County being a very active member of Marietta Kiwanis Club from 1999 until 2015 where he made many friends. He served on the Board of the Kiwanis Club and while there as a member he received the Hixson award in 2001. While in the Kiwanis Club, Phil started the Easter Sunrise Services held at Kennesaw Mountain each year. He also started bellringing for the Salvation Army and to this day the members of the Kiwanis Club sign up to ring the bells to collect money for the children in the community. Phil loved the Salvation Army. He was on the Advisory Board for the Salvation Army for many years. He was a member of Leadership Cobb, Class of 2002; the Cobb County Chamber selected Phil to become a member of the Honorary Commanders Association in 2012; Phil was part of Cobb Prayer Breakfast for many years. Phil has married so many couples in Cobb County and nearby and did funeral services for many families of loved ones who had passed. He also counseled couples with stillborn deaths. He would baptize their babies in a bathtub at the hospital. Everyone who knew Phil remembers how he would look at them and make them feel so special His eyes and his mannerisms were so sincere and everyone felt so cared for by him and will remember him as a fabulous listener, a gifted speaker, a compassionate soul, admired, loved, dedicated, blessed with God-given talent and always ready and willing to serve others. His family would like to thank the caregivers and staff at Camellia Place in Woodstock for taking care of Phil these past 2 years. Also, thankful for Capstone Hospice who did so much for the family near the end of his life. Donations can be made in honor of Phil to the Alzheimer's Association at Judy would like to thank Jennifer (Phil's daughter); caregivers, staff and residents of Camellia Place in Woodstock, GA for taking care of Phil these past 2 years; and Capstone Hospice for these past few weeks. They were all so good to Phil. A memorial service will be held 3:00 PM Sunday, June 20th at the chapel of Mayes Ward-Dobbins Funeral Home in Marietta.
Griffin, GAGriffin Daily News

Walter 'Walt' Daniel Dinkins

It is with great sadness that the Dinkins family announces the death of Walt Dinkins. He passed in the early morning of June 5, 2021, at Emory University Hospital, surrounded by his wife, Catherine, son John, daughter-in-law Ginny, grandson Jesse, son, Chad Dinkins, his close friend Jodi Farrell, and his brother and sister in law Bobby and Tina Mewbourn.
Marietta, GAMarietta Daily Journal

Baldwin, Eloyd

With sadness, love, and profound gratitude, the family of Eloyd William Baldwin, of Marietta, GA, announces his passing after a full and remarkable life. Eloyd passed away from natural causes on June 10, 2021, at the age of 93. Eloyd was born in New Kensington, PA on March 19, 1928. After enlisting in the Navy in 1945, he was stationed on a naval ship in Japan during WWII. He received multiple medals and accommodations during his service. Eloyd attended Thiel College in Greenville, PA where he met his beloved wife Joanne (Joan) Baldwin, whom we lost in December of 2004. Eloyd received a degree in Economics from Thiel College, followed by a Master's Degree in Business Administration from Western Reserve University in Cleveland, OH. Eloyd exceled in his professional career, working as a successful and dedicated accountant and auditor for General Motors and Honeywell. During his tenure, he received several business and civic awards. He spent a large portion of his career serving his country, for both the Defense Contract Audit Agency as well as the C.I.A. After retiring in 1988, Eloyd enjoyed spending time with his family, traveling, visiting theme parks, Notre Dame football and watching Fox News. Truly a kid at heart; he loved Mickey Mouse, riding roller coasters, and Christmas lights. Eloyd will forever be remembered for his kind and generous heart, wonderful sense of humor, animated story-telling and infectious laugh. Eloyd was preceded in death by his loving wife of 53 years, Joan Baldwin, and their daughter Linda. He is survived by his two sons and their families: Jeff and Cheryl Baldwin, David and Corinne Baldwin; his grandchildren: Adam Baldwin, Lindsay Baldwin (David Striplin), David Baldwin II (Sarah), Alexander Baldwin (Grace), and Ryan Baldwin; as well as his great-grandchildren: Brody, Jack, Sabrina and River. A private family ceremony will be held at Carmichael's Funeral Home in Marietta, GA on Wednesday June 16, 2021 to celebrate his admirable life.


BALDWIN — Eloyd William, 93, of Marietta, Ga. A private family ceremony will be held at Carmichael’s Funeral Home, in Marietta, today to celebrate Eloyd’s admirable life. EDDINGER — Clyde Lawrence Sr., 92, of Volant, Pa. Funeral services will be at Smith Funeral Home (Village of Leesburg), 1778 Perry Highway, Volant, on Friday, June 18, at 11 a.m. with the […]
Loganville, GAGwinnett Daily Post

Raleigh (R.L.) Porter

April 3, 1928 - June 12, 2021. Raleigh's parents, Montrilla and Russell Porter, raised their family in Gwinnett County as tenant farmers. R.L. was from a family of thirteen children. He was born fourth from the oldest, with seven sisters and five brothers. Raleigh was educated in various Gwinnett County schools as a result of his farm to farm childhood. R.L. served in the Army during the Korean War and was honorably discharged as a Corporal. He returned to Lawrenceville and married his hometown sweetheart Louise Waldrip on June 16, 1954. A year later their daughter Karen arrived followed three years later by their son Glenn. Raleigh was self-employed as a house painter and landscaper. He loved traveling our great country and enjoyed collecting Depression glass. He was proud to call Georgia his home and truly enjoyed the small town southern life. Raleigh and Louise were overjoyed when they became grandparents in 1984 and over the moon at becoming great grandparents in 2014. During retirement, he enjoyed the life of a country antique dealer, going from small towns to old barns for his much sought after treasures. Raleigh's last two years were difficult as a result of a hip break and congestive heart failure. Raleigh is survived by his wife, Louise; daughter, Karen and son-in-law, Frank Boykin; son, Glenn and daughter-in-law, Kim; grandchildren, Lauren, Stephen, Dillon and Allison; great grandchildren, Anna Grace, George and Henry; sister, Shirley Roebuck; brother-in-law, Luther Waldrip; as well as many nieces and nephews.A funeral service honoring the life of Raleigh will be held on Wednesday, June 16, 2021 at 1:00pm at Tom M. Wages Lawrenceville Chapel. Interment will follow at Chestnut Grove Baptist Church Cemetery. The family will receive friends on Tuesday, June 15th from 6:00pm-8:00pm. A reception following the graveside service will be held at First Baptist Church Grayson Fellowship Hall. The family would like to offer a special thank you to Longleaf Hospice and to Kim and Dillon for their extraordinary care of Raleigh. Condolences may be sent to or viewed at Tom M. Wages Funeral Service LLC, "A Family Company", 120 Scenic Hwy Lawrenceville, GA, 770-963-2411, has been entrusted with the arrangements.
Grayson, GArichmondobserver

Kelli Marie Burgess

GRAYSON, Ga. — Kelli Marie Burgess, 32, of Grayson, Georgia, formerly of Hamlet, passed away Wednesday, June 9, 2021. She was born May 3, 1989 in Moore County, a daughter of Ray Burgess and Joan McDuffie Monroe. Kelli went through the Richmond County School System and graduated from Richmond Senior...